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Old 06-13-2012, 10:09 PM
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Thats sorta what the carrier does for him but its not weighted. It wraps him up basically since I can tighten it up around him however tight I want. I usually just throw him in it when he gets like that because its easier since he follows me around anyway to have him up out of the way.

heres a picture of him in the carrier (my new one is the same basic carrier but a HELL of alot cuter and longer in the back LOL)



Bev in another SSC but a better picture of how they work.



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Respectfully to Saeofu...How many kids do you have? Do you even have kids? What do you base your statements on? Good Lord...and that's all I have to say about that...
A) How the flying sam hell was that "respectfully"?

B)Even if Sael's personal experience hadn't been brought up, just because someone doesn't have kids doesn't make them unqualified to give advice or have knowledge about a given subject. Having kids doesn't make you an expert on anything nor does raising a "special needs" child, there is always somebody out there that knows more than you do. Sometimes it's through legitimate personal FIRSTHAND experience...

Please check that high horse you rode into this thread on and choose a better mount...
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I've met a fair number of families with autistic kids over the last few years. A lot will be dependent upon what kind of depth in the spectrum you find yourself dealing with. Some kids are mainstreamed in all but a couple subjects and some will be doing well to learn to sign a few words, picking out what they need on a chart board, and really will need lifelong assistance for the very basics of life.

If I can offer a few words of advice they'd be:
Take care of yourself and your sanity. It's ok to plan to have a night off a week for just you if you are feeling overwhelmed or even if your not feeling overwhelmed.
Plan for the long term in addition to the short term. You may need to take special steps if your child will need assistance as an adult.
Be prepared to be very involved at school - learn your available programs and decide if they are for you and your son.
Use your resources both community and financial.
Find a good doctor - hopefully one who is very experienced with dealing with autistic kids.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:55 AM
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I can't offer much/any help or experience, but just keep in mind that he's not an autistic child, he's a child with autism. Child being first and foremost.
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A) How the flying sam hell was that "respectfully"?

B)Even if Sael's personal experience hadn't been brought up, just because someone doesn't have kids doesn't make them unqualified to give advice or have knowledge about a given subject. Having kids doesn't make you an expert on anything nor does raising a "special needs" child, there is always somebody out there that knows more than you do. Sometimes it's through legitimate personal FIRSTHAND experience...

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I've met a fair number of families with autistic kids over the last few years. A lot will be dependent upon what kind of depth in the spectrum you find yourself dealing with. Some kids are mainstreamed in all but a couple subjects and some will be doing well to learn to sign a few words, picking out what they need on a chart board, and really will need lifelong assistance for the very basics of life.

If I can offer a few words of advice they'd be:
Take care of yourself and your sanity. It's ok to plan to have a night off a week for just you if you are feeling overwhelmed or even if your not feeling overwhelmed.
Plan for the long term in addition to the short term. You may need to take special steps if your child will need assistance as an adult.
Be prepared to be very involved at school - learn your available programs and decide if they are for you and your son.
Use your resources both community and financial.
Find a good doctor - hopefully one who is very experienced with dealing with autistic kids.
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I can't offer much/any help or experience, but just keep in mind that he's not an autistic child, he's a child with autism. Child being first and foremost.


I will say there is a difference in information if you are the parent then the person with autism at least for me. I cant understand him yet and he has no way to communicate it with me so from a parents standpoint the information there helps more then someone who has it.

What I am hoping to find him school wise is one that is a normal school certain days of the week and homeschool the rest. We have one here but its religion based and I don't want him in that setting or any of my children. The doctor is my next step where hes at right now is not going to be a good fit for him but im not sure we are even allowed to change PCP yet The big thing is going to be walking away for the night. I never did it when we were married and Im not sure I can do it just being me. I enjoy being with them more then I enjoy going out or anything.

He will always be first and foremost my baby but he is a autistic child and that comes with differences in raising him. I saw how ignoring it in how you raise your child affects them and thats why I am where I am right now.
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:55 PM
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Breeze, as soon as he's in therapy, discuss with them about getting him a weighted vest. Cole wasn't a fan, but I cannot even begin to count the number of children I've worked with who LOVED and needed the security and comfort the vest provided.
compression vests are great--or other compression garments. But any weighted materials or compression, etc. needs a schedule or the body acclimates to it and it loses it's effectiveness. So you can overuse things like blankets, vests, even the carrier.
There are lots of ways to support sensory needs--but it should be guided by someone working directly with you and Morgan since there are subtleties that can be important in what you use/how/and why.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:16 PM
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compression vests are great--or other compression garments. But any weighted materials or compression, etc. needs a schedule or the body acclimates to it and it loses it's effectiveness. So you can overuse things like blankets, vests, even the carrier.
There are lots of ways to support sensory needs--but it should be guided by someone working directly with you and Morgan since there are subtleties that can be important in what you use/how/and why.
Well that explains why the blanket isnt working anymore. I cant wait to get him seen in person. You and my friends are a great help but NOTHING beats having someone actually WATCH him.
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:11 PM
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Does anyone know a place where I can get teaching resources for Morgan low cost? Things like Singing Times for Autism and what not?

Id love to start things at home but looking at the prices I just CANT afford it right now .
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I cant wait to get him seen in person. You and my friends are a great help but NOTHING beats having someone actually WATCH him.
Has he been diagnosed by a doctor in person?
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